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Hong Kong Metropolitan University

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Bachelor of Education with Honours (Chinese Language Teaching) and Bachelor of Language Studies with Honours (Applied Chinese Language Studies) 教育榮譽學士(中國語文教學)及語言研究榮譽學士(應用中國語言)


Short Description

This programme aims to develop in-depth knowledge on the Chinese language and its application in various bilingual working contexts. The programme leads to the award of two Honours Degrees – by including studies in summer terms, the equivalent of five years of studies can be completed within four years – which provide the professional knowledge and skills required of a fully qualified Chinese language teacher for both primary and secondary schools.

Graduates will be recognized by the Education Bureau as having a Chinese language major degree and a teacher qualification specializing in Chinese language education. Graduates can also contribute to the fields of publishing and media, creative industries, and general administration in the civil service, non-government organizations and business sectors.

EDB approved


  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Same as General Entrance Requirements
  • Waiver of the HKDSE Chinese Language requirement will NOT be granted.

  • Only fluent Cantonese-speaking applicants will be considered for the programme as it is a usual quality required in the completion of teaching practices.

  • The following subject(s) will carry a greater weight in admission score calculation:
    - Chinese Language
    - Chinese Literature
Core Subjects Minimum Level
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level

Applicants with previous HKDSE subject result of A040 ‘Liberal Studies’ will be used as the alternative of the core subject requirement of A045 ‘Citizenship and Social Development’.

  1. Unless otherwise stated in the Programme-specific subject requirements, HKDSE Category B subjects (Applied Learning) with attainment at “Attained” or above; or Category C subjects (Other Languages) with attainment at grade E or above can be considered as elective subjects, and up to 2 Applied Learning subjects (excluding Applied Learning Chinese) will be recognized as electives.

  2. Mathematics Extended Part (i.e. Module 1 (Calculus and Statistics) / Module 2 (Algebra and Calculus)) will be counted as an elective subject. If applicants have taken both Module 1 and Module 2, only the module with best result will be taken into consideration.

  3. Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) applicants, who have met the specified circumstances as announced by the Education Bureau (EDB), can use the following qualifications to replace HKDSE Chinese Language level 3 to meet the entrance requirement for Chinese Language:
    - ‘Attained’ or above in HKDSE Category B (Applied Learning Chinese); or
    - Grade E or above in GCE (A-Level / AS-Level / O-Level) Chinese ; or
    - Grade E / Grade 3 or above in GCSE / IGCSE Chinese
    For programmes with specific entrance requirements on the Chinese Language proficiency, please click here for details.

  4. In addition to the General Entrance Requirements, individual programme may require specific subject requirements. Also, some programmes may give higher weighting to certain subjects, core and/or elective, and some may also grant preference to certain elective subjects in admission selection. Please refer to the ‘Programme-specific subject requirements’ for details or click here.

  5. The University accepts combined results of HKDSE examination. The best results will be considered for meeting the entrance requirements and for the calculation of admission scores.

Calculation of scores for applicants with more than 1 sitting in HKDSE Examination

HKMU will consider the best grade attained for a particular subject from any sittings of HKDSE examination taken by the applicant. There is no grade penalty for multiple sittings.

First Year Tuition FeeUpdated

HK$ 101,650

Estimated Programme Fees
1st year: HK$101,650
Whole Programme: HK$406,600

Estimated Programme Fees after deducting NMTSS subsidy (HK$34,390/year), if applicable
1st year: HK$67,260
Whole Programme: HK$269,040


  1. The composite tuition/programme fees listed above have included laboratory/practicum/immersion course fees, etc., if applicable.
  2. Non-local students will be charged at a higher rate.
  3. There will be an annual adjustment of tuition fees which will be capped at the actual Composite Consumer Price Index (CCPI) to be announced by the Government. The estimated composite tuition/programme fees for the whole programme have not yet taken the CCPI for the second to fourth (or fifth) year, i.e. 2025/26 to 2027/28 (or 2028/29) academic year, into account.
  4. Students, who fulfilled the stipulated requirements set by the Education Bureau (EDB), are eligible for the Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme for Self-financing Undergraduate Studies in Hong Kong (“NMTSS”) provided by the Government. For details of the scheme and eligibility, please visit
  5. The NMTSS subsidy amount of HK$34,390/year set out above is for the 2024/25 academic year (AY).
  6. A student’s eligibility for the NMTSS and the annual subsidy amount allocated in an academic year is subject to EDB’s final approval.
  7. Only local students are eligible for subsidy under NMTSS.


Dr. Jack Shu


Tel: (852) 27685818


Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2023 152 200 245 284 302 1183
2022 147 157 177 212 247 940
2021 95 111 167 196 257 826
2020 146 168 210 231 272 1027
2019 98 137 188 242 347 1012
2018 133 186 211 238 345 1113

Offer Statistics (as at the Announcement of the Main Round Offer Results)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2023 38 6 0 0 0 44
2022 30 8 0 0 0 38
2021 20 5 0 0 0 25
2020 27 7 1 0 0 35
2019 9 4 0 0 0 13
2018 23 7 0 1 0 31